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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Tudor Lomas
6.30. 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Tudor Lomas
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: The Princely Pleasures at Kenilworth

In July 1575 Robert Dudley ,
Earl of Leicester, entertained Queen Elizabeth I and her court for 18 days. This was
Dudley's final attempt to woo the Queen. The greatest poets were commissioned to write verses and pageants and the finest musicians got no rest.
No one was in any doubt as to the political undercurrent ot the event, but in the meantime all enjoyed it.
Songs arranged and accompanied by JOHN BULL Technical presentation by ANTHONY CHERRY
(Revised repeat) Stereo


Unknown: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Robert Dudley
Accompanied By: John Bull
Directed By: Margaret Windham
Robert Laneham: Peter Woodthorpe
Katherine: Carole Boyd
Anthony Forster: Peter Acre
Sir Piers Machyn/Captain Cox: Bernard Brown
Deepdesire: John Bull
Sybil HELEN: Atkinson Wood
Hercules/Sylvanus: Stephen Thorne
Wildman: William Eedle
Lady of the Lake: Ellen McIntosh
Robert Dudley/Arion: David Timson

: Morning Story

Million Pound Legs Written and read by Brian Glanville


Read By: Brian Glanville

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; It came upon a midnight clear (BBC HB 52);
Psalm 11; Luke 2, w 36-40; 0 Christ, Redeemer of our race (BBC HB54) Sterto

: Carry On Up the Shrubbery

British Nudism in the 1930s 'These were the League-of-Health-and-Beauty years: we hiked and biked and youth-hostelled and nudism came rolling in over Britain on a wave of muscle-toner, Sloan's liniment, suntan oil and calamine lotion.' Armed with a pair of binoculars and a copy of the Vagrancy Act (1824),
Harry Thompson explores the world of eurythmics, eugenics, gymnosophy and heliotherapy ...
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Saturday 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Natural Selection

Malcolm Coe presents the story of the resin trees of Africa, which for centuries have provided the peoples of the East with perfumes, pomades and incense.


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Producer: Anne Blair

: You and Yours

Presenter Pattie Coldwell


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell

: A Lexicon of Laughter

Richard Anthony Baker turns to A for Adephagy,
Anthropopnagi and Apologists and assesses their Risibility Factor with Woody Allen
John Bird , Harry Champion Victoria Wood and others. Producer ALAN OWEN
(Repeated: Saturday 3.0 pm) (Stereo)


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Alan Owen

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Andrew McAndrew and the Tape Recorder


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse Never Mind the Snow!
PENNY SEARLEY investigates the growing popularity of dry ski slopes.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham Flush (5)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Masters' India

An 18-part serialisation
Book Four: Bhowani Junction dramatised in five parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with 1: Patrick Taylor
In 1946 India is anxious for self-rule - but if, and when, it comes what will happen to the Anglo-Indians?
Music composed by MALCOLM CLARKE of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING Stereo


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Jiggy Bhore
Composed By: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Col Rodney Savage: Gary Bond
Patrick Taylor: Sean Barrett
Victoria Jones: Shireen Shah
Mr Thomas Jones: Garard Green
Lt Macaulay: Brett Usher
Mr Surabhai: Saeed Jaffrey
Ranjit Singh Kasel: Andrew Johnson
Mr Govindaswami: Geoffrey Matthews
Det Supt Lanson: John Goughtly
Kartar Singh: Kaleem Janjua
Station Master: Tariq Alibai
Rose Mary Jones: Josephine Welcome
Sir Meredith Sullivan: Steve Hodson

: Going Places

This week sees a new time for the programme and a new occupation for presenter
Clive Jacobs. He swaps places with Captain Colin Cooke-Priest of HMS Boxer, the Royal
Navy's latest frigate. As Clive takes the helm of the bridge, the Captain takes over the hot seat in the Going Places studio. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs.
Unknown: Captain Colin Cooke-Priest
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Story Time

Just So Stories
5: The Butterfly that Stamped

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: A Pipe Dream No More

A new classical pipe organ was installed last year in Wetheral Parish Church, which stands on the banks of the River Eden, near Carlisle, in Cumbria. It was built by Richard Bower , a young organ restorer and builder from
Neatishead in Norfolk. This two-manual instrument, his largest so far, took 18 months' work.
Nigel Holmes watched and listened as the organ came to life. The inaugural recital was given by the distinguished young Cumbrian David Hill, Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral. Producer NIGEL HOLMES
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria)


Unknown: Richard Bower
Unknown: Nigel Holmes
Producer: Nigel Holmes

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer JULIAN HALE
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am) Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost
A personal view by Kenneth Branagh , who plays the King of Navarre in the current rsc production at Stratford. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
(Kenneth Branagh is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh

: Any Questions?

Paddy Ashdown , Liberal mp for Yeovil
Rosalind Gilmore, Marketing Director of National Giro
Dr Sheila Cassidy , Medical
Director of St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth and Paul Foot , journalist tackle the issues raised by the audience in Minehead
Chairman John Timpson Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: John Timpson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

25 Years of Madness What - me worry? (ALFRED E. NEUMAN )
Towards the end of 1959, one of America's most successful humour magazines, Mad, launched a British edition. Its editorial position was clear: if it exists, we can take the mickey out of it. In the last 25 years, they have lampooned everything - but principally the America we know through the cinema and television.
Christopher Frayling looks at the style and substance of the monthly magazine, with the help of the publisher William Gaines , the Editor
Albert B. Feldstein and 'the usual gang of idiots', writers and artists who have contributed to a magazine which has survived with no advertising revenue for 25 years.


Unknown: Alfred E. Neuman
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: William Gaines
Unknown: Albert B. Feldstein
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Empire of the Sun (5)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by IAN BROWN , RICHARD QUICK,
(Repeated: Saturday 5.25 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: David Cohen
Unknown: Jeremy Hart
Unknown: Peter McKey
Producer: Paul Spencer

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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